Dear Reader,
in Dubai the annual IMEA meeting (India, Middle East, Africa) of Global ExecuNet – a hkp/// group network designed to share industry-specific compensation and HR insights and trends – took place on December 7, 2023, drawing leaders from various technical manufacturing industries. The discussions delved into a myriad of intriguing topics, with particular emphasis on two pivotal issues: the intensifying war for talent within the region and the mounting pressure to meet escalating demand, particularly from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, fueled by substantial investments from entities like the Public Investment Fund (PIF). On you will find further outlines from the discussions.


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Jouco Bleeker and Barry Kitz

March 1st, 2024: International Comp&Ben Training

The challenges for HR and the Compensation & Benefits (C&B) role are constantly changing. The fee-based International Comp&Ben Training course at the hkp///group office Amsterdam provides you with comprehensive and up-to-date first-hand expertise on trends and fundamentals of recent compensation and benefits management.

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Michael H. Kramarsch and Regine Siepmann

ECBE acquisition: hkp///group strengthens corporate governance consulting

hkp///group has acquired 75% of the shares in the European Center for Board Effectiveness GmbH. ECBE specializes in evaluating and advising on the work of supervisory and administrative bodies. In a scientifically supported process, information from questionnaire-based digital evaluations is analyzed using personally structured interviews and discussed in moderated follow-up workshops to guide action. The two companies had already cooperated on client projects in the past. In the course of the takeover ECBE will continue to act as independent company and brand.

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David Voggeser and Andrew Thain

Global Equity Insights Survey 2024: Participate now!

The Global Equity Insights Survey (GEIS) – the leading global assessment of current market practice and trends regarding equity-based compensation – is back. GEIS 2024 features questions on the design of long-term incentive plans (LTI) and share purchase plans (SPP), in addition to new focus topics such as ESG targets, AI and equity programs as well as equity and investor relations. Participate and receive valuable insights.

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Peter Dodell, David Voggeser and Marc Popic

Blueprinting & EX: Power package for process design in HR transformation

Blueprinting is a method for designing and optimizing business processes and collaboration models in the context of HR transformations. An interview with Peter Dodell, Head of HR Digitization & Standardization Siemens Energy, and hkp///group Strategic HR Advisors David Voggeser and Marc Popic.

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Petra Knab-Hägele

HR analytics for the workforce of the future

In Munich professionals from companies and academia discussed the potential of HR analytics with a focus on the workforce of the future and, in particular, the importance of reskilling and upskilling in the corporate context on October 18th, 2023. Key perspectives can be found in an event review on

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Sasa Basta, Oliver Baierl and Patrick Maloney

Three senior hires for the hkp///group Strategic HR Advisory

hkp///group appointed Sasa Basta, Oliver Baierl and Patrick Maloney as new Senior Directors for its Strategic HR Advisory business. Sasa looks back on about 20 years industry experience. Before joining hkp///group, he was in charge for strategic and operational HR & IT issues as Chief People & IT Officer at a global chemical manufacturer. Oliver joins from KfW Bank, where he has held various positions, most recently as Head of Compensation & Benefits. Patrick is a transformation and communications expert who in particular advise on design and implementation of corporate people strategies.

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Dr.Pia Lünstroth

ATX: Sustainability in Supervisory Board and Management Board Compensation

What do the voting guidelines of leading ATX investors and proxy advisors say about the implementation of sustainability in management and supervisory board compensation? talked to Corporate Governance Advisor Dr. Pia Lünstroth.

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Jeske van de Sandt

Meet hkp///group Amsterdam colleagues

Being a consultant in strategic HR & compensation consulting at hkp///group office Amsterdam – what is it like? Our colleague Jeske van de Sandt knows, and she talks about her personal career path and some insights on working in the Amsterdam office of hkp///group.

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Once again, we would like to thank you for your interest in our international newsletter issues in 2023. We were delighted to receive your feedback and appreciative suggestions last year,

Yours sincerely
Jouco Bleeker & Barry Kitz



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